The ABC Safety Academy is designed to help attendees understand the importance of leadership commitment, cultural transformation and the safety management processes in achieving a world class safety culture. The Safety Academy is different from any other safety training you’ve experienced; it goes beyond the “technical” side of safety and explores the emotional and behavioral components that take safety from one of many priorities to the core value upon which all decisions are based. This in-depth exploration of what it takes to transform your safety culture and mindset will be led by industry leaders and will establish the trajectory for your organization towards world-class safety performance.


Course schedule:

Tues. Apr 28  -    11:00-12:00 - Lunch and networking (Lunch will be provided)

                              12:00-4:30  -  Part 1: Leadership Committment and Cultural Transformation

Wed. Apr 29 -     8:00-12:00 -  Part 2: World Class Results and Best Practice Systems


This course is designed for Owners, Principals, Vice Presidents, Operations and Division Managers.  Safety Directors are also encouraged to attend.


Steve Wiltshire, Director of Safety, ABC National, directs programs and initiatives that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals, including the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP), a safety benchmarking and improvement tool for construction firms that can reduce incident rates by 87 percent. Wiltshire has designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in addition to a stint as a compliance safety and health officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Among his many contributions to Occupational Safety and Health Administration committees, industry stakeholder groups and advisory councils, he has been an active member of ABC’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee for more than 20 years. Wiltshire earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Wilmington University and a master’s degree in safety management from West Virginia University.


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